The Clan Of The Cave Bear will not be moving forward at Lifetime. I hear the cable network has passed on the fantasy drama pilot after not being able to reach an agreement with studio Fox 21 TV Studios over the size of a possible episodic order. I hear the network was looking to do The Clan Of The Cave Bear as a four-hour event series, a proposition that did not work for the studio for economic reasons as Fox 21 has been seeking a regular cable series order. In light of the impasse between the two sides, I hear Fox 21 already had been quietly shopping the project, receiving some preliminary interest.
The Clan Of The Cave Bear, from Imagine TV, Allison Shearmur Prods., Fox 21 TV Studios and Lionsgate TV, was written by Maleficent scribe Linda Woolverton based on Jean M. Auel’s series of bestselling novels. Clan Of The Cave Bear draws from the first book.
Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Allison Shearmur, Francie Calfo, Woolverton and Auel executive produce the pilot, which was directed by Pierre Morel.